Friday, October 31st: $1 Dress Down Orange & Black
Sunday, November 2nd: St. Joseph Parish 150th Anniversary Mass 3:00
Monday, November 3rd: Winter uniforms begin
Friday, November 7th: First Friday's Liturgy 10:30
Thursday, November 13th: Wolfgang assembly with the money machine
Thursday, November 20th: Thanksgiving Prayer Service; Wolfgang & Fruit Sale Pick Up
Friday, November 21st: Coach and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo 6:00 in the Social Hall
Tuesday: November 25th: Grade Reports
Wednesday, November 26th to Monday, December 1st: Thanksgiving Vacation
The last day of the book fair is Friday so if your child has not had the chance to buy a book yet, they can do so up until Friday morning. I have been asked by someone if I had a wish list for my classroom for the book fair and I do, so I thought I would put it here for anyone who may be interested. The following books are books that I would like to add to my classroom library.
What If You Had Animal Hair – $3.99
What If You Had Animal Teeth – $3.99
Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs – $14.99
I Pledge Allegiance – $16.99
The Pigeon Needs a Bath – $16.99
I Have a Dream – $18.99
National Geographic Level 1 Set of 10 books – $29.99
I am so very proud of the first grade and all of St. Joseph School! In last week's Sumdog competition 131 classes competed. Out of the 131 classes, first grade finished tenth! Our middle school grouped together came in second place and grade 5 came in fourth place! How impressive that out of 131 classes so many of our classes placed in the top ten!
We had a mystery reader today. She read the book "Skeleton Hiccups" by Margery Cuyler and brought each of the students a skeleton ring and a cookie. What great spooky fun!
It's Sumdog Week! We have signed the students up for an online math competition called Sumdog. Each child has a username and password written in their agenda book. All they need to do is go to www.sumdog.com and log in using that information and they can play games that will help them become quite proficient in math! Today, Friday, October 17th, your child will be playing for points in a week-long competition. The competitions are set up by the local Lincoln Intermediate Unit. Despite the fact that this is set up as a competition, I have stressed to the students that this is a fun way to practice math and that is what is most important! If your child is not allowed on the internet at home or does not have access to the internet, he or she can play at school when time permits. All students will be given some time at school to play this game. This is a great way to help students practice math! Please email me with any questions you may have! For this competition, each day, the student from each class that has the most points get to have ice cream with Ms. Pam! There will be 5 winners from each class!
We had a mystery reader today. She read the perfect book for the evening of Fall Fest, "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything"! Our mystery reader brought instruments for the students to play along with the story, a small pumpkin filled with bubbles to help our students remember the book, and a pumpkin cookie! The students enjoyed having our guest and they look forward to the next mystery reader!
I would like to give a big thank you to the Hanover Fire Department because they did an amazing job today with the fire safety assembly! They are so entertaining while teaching our students lessons that are invaluable! They obviously put a lot of time and energy into making a great show for the local school students!
Today we had our first mystery reader. Mr. Biggins came in and read the book "Three Hens and a Peacock" and gave everyone a peacock feather from his grandparent's farm. I was very proud of how well the kids sat and listened!
The first grade went to the fourth grade room to pray the rosary with our prayer partners, being led by the Bishop on the whiteboard.
Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! I am Stacey Biggins, the first grade teacher at St. Joseph School. I am so excited to be teaching first grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or by sending a note with your child. I can also be reached at the school office by calling 717-632-0118. By working together, we will all have a blessed school year!
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First Grade Specials
Tuesday: Computer and Spanish